People talk about the new Novell, the company that has been changing from the arrogant PC Networking company to the Linux, Identity and Access Management and Resource Management company we are now. Well, as a Novell employee I have seen Novell changing during the last few years, a change of focus, change of platform and a change in the way the company has it’s focus to the customer. But there is something weird with the phrase “the new Novell”.
On Wikipedia I found the following:
The name for the company Novell was suggested by George Canova’s wife who mistakenly thought that “Novell” meant “new” in French. (In fact, the feminine singular of “new” in French is “nouvelle”).
So if Novell already means new, should we then say New New, or Novell Novell 😉